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Age erasing beauty tips

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Older women can be knock-outs if they use beauty tips to look their ageless best

Let us be realistic: We all age and we all know it. However, most of us are not keen on broadcasting to the world that we just celebrated our 50th birthday. Or, maybe you are, if you are looking fabulous and not just "for a woman of a certain age." If you have got it, flaunt it, and many older women still have it! These women follow classic age erasing beauty tips and enjoy a healthy, young-at-heart attitude.

There is such a thing as ageless and timeless beauty. Think of Betty White and Helen Mirren, just to name two actresses who will never see sixty again. Their beauty has nothing to do with nips and tucks and plastic surgery that have turned them into hideous caricatures of themselves. They have embraced anti-aging strategies while simultaneously maintaining their zest for life and their careers, which may be the ultimate secret. Keep yourself engaged and busy and do not retire to the living room couch.

Age does not mutually exclude being healthy looking and beautiful. Wrinkles from smiling and laughing are a wonderful testament to your life.

On the other hand, most women, and men, too, would prefer not to look as though they have one foot in the grave.

There are age-erasing beauty tips that we can all employ that will disguise our advanced age.

If you want to shave off a few years, start with your diet. Eat a balanced diet that is full of vegetables and fruits. Drink water regularly so that you keep yourself and your skin hydrated. Get some exercise every day because this will keep you flexible, agile and alert as well as boost endorphins, which are the feel good chemicals in your body. The better you feel, the better you will look. Do not stop having sex. Yes, you heard it here. Sex will keep you youthful and spry. Cut back on your booze and caffeine consumption because both are dehydrating and can cause calcium loss, resulting in fragile bones that can break.

Get a good hair cut and coloring job. Gray hair is aging; keeping your locks vibrant is one of the most basic age erasing beauty tips. Find a hairdresser who really knows her business and how to give a haircut and style that is uplifting and does not emphasize your less than taut facial skin. Carefully consider the color of your hair. Does it make you look better or older? Does it complement your skin tone? Are you wearing a matronly style that screams I AM OLD? A good hair cut and dye job can trim off years from your age.

Wear sunscreen, all the time. Moisturize your skin, all the time. Get your teeth whitened. Smile and laugh more often. Do not frown and scowl.

Now head to the cosmetic counter and get out your credit card or checkbook and buy yourself some age-erasing beauty tips in a bottle. You will not be sorry. Investing in good cosmetics and skin care products is worth its weight in gold. Putting your best face forward keeps you looking healthy, stylish and young at heart. This is a very savvy investment.

If you have dark circles under your eyes, do something about it because they can be very aging. As we age, we lose the elasticity in our skin as it thins, which can make us look tired even when we are not and also allows bloods vessels to show through the skin. Buy some good under eye concealer that will lighten and brighten the dark areas. You will be amazed at how much better you will look. Pick the right color for your skin, which should be a yellow-based formula that is two shades lighter than the rest of your skin.

Look at your eyebrows. Are they un-groomed or too thin or too light? If so, your facial features will disappear. Fill in spare eyebrows with a brow shadow or eyebrow pencil. This will create the illusion of thickness and will draw the focus to your eyes. Again, you will be amazed at how much better you look when you have defined your eyebrows. Age erasing beauty tips and techniques can be as easy as a swipe with an eyebrow pencil. Just do not get carried away or you will look like a wicked version of Joan Crawford.

Wear some eye makeup. Eyeliner, mascara and some subtle shadow can go a long way in making you look healthier and more youthful. Of course, be mindful that less is more when you are older. You do not need to cake it on because this will age you, which is certainly not your objective. Be subtle but you can be a bit daring, if that is your personality. Experiment and find out what looks best on you.

Use foundation but make sure that it is not caking up and emphasizing your wrinkles. The mineral type of foundation is a good way to go because it provides coverage but it is not apparent to the naked eye that you are wearing in. It discreetly hides skin discolorations and other imperfections while giving you a wonderful glow.                                                           

Use lip balm. This will keep your lips supple, smooth and plump. Older lips tend to thin out so anything that plumps them up should be used. You can apply your lipstick or lip gloss over the lip balm.

Another one of the best age erasing beauty tips includes using a good hand cream. The skin on your hands is thin and ages very quickly. Pick a cream that is full of emollients and humectants that will trap the water into your skin, plumping up the hand skin and making it look smoother and more youthful.

Slather moisturizer on your face routinely and invest in a good eye cream. A good moisturizer and eye cream will plump your skin, making your winkles less visible.

A good attitude is probably your best age-erasing ammunition.

References: Take Five Years Off Skin

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